Culture & climate change : 14 world cities tackling climate change through culture
Owens, P., Tickell, A.
The World Cities Culture Forum and Julie’s Bicycle worked with 14 of the network’s world cities, who provided inspiring case studies of how city leaders are putting climate and the environment at the centre of their cultural ambitions. The report looks at four thematic areas: creative programmes & campaigns; resources & support; partnerships & innovation; policy & strategy, and identifies key trends as well as future opportunities all cities can act upon. Case studies of the cities: Amsterdam, Austin,Cape Town, Dublin, Edinburgh, Lagos, London, Melbourne, New York, Oslo, San Francisco, Sydney, Taipei and Toronto. Individual city profiles can be found online.
Pocket publication attempts to understand the position of the artists and the difficulties that they experience in today's world of the arts. How are artists, art workers and organizations already engaged in re-examining their working habits, reshaping organizational processes, giving form to fair working relationships and developing working models that strengthen artists?
The business of books 2019 : publishing in the age of the attention economy
White paper presented by the Frankfurt Book Fair Business Club. It provides a global analysis of consumer book markets today, summarising key trends and relevant data on book markets around the world. The paper examines recent digital innovations and examples of transformation, such as e-books and audiobooks, as well as the use of streaming and subscription models, and the increasing segmentation of publishing. It identifies new opportunities and challenges arising from publishing models such as self-publishing, audiobooks and streaming, and it highlights new forms of competition resulting from screen-based approaches to storytelling, with content shared through online and TV streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon and Disney. To conclude the paper explores detailed data, a market analysis and the lessons learned about the business of books in today's new format-neutral and media-agnostic contexts.
Illicit trade in cultural goods in Europe : characteristics, criminal justice responses and an analysis of the applicability of technologies in the combat against the trade
Brodie, N., Yates, D., Slot, B., Batura, O., Wanrooij, N. van, Hoog, G. op 't, Trafficking culture, ECORYS
Study contributes to a better understanding of the illicit trade in cultural goods in Europe by providing insights into its various aspects, such as source, transit and destination of illicitly traded goods; trafficking routes; trends and patterns of trafficking and illicit trade operations and actors involved. It also discusses approaches to measuring the volume of the illicit trade, and explores national and international criminal justice responses to trafficking in cultural goods to identify challenges faced by the relevant law enforcement authorities in implementing effective responses.